‘Our silence is complicity’: Biden and Harris condemn anti-Asian violence during Atlanta visit

President and vice-president address nation reckoning with ‘heinous act’ that killed eight, including six women of Asian descent

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have condemned a “heinous act of violence” during a trip to Atlanta, hoping to console a city and Asian American communities rocked by the attack this week that left eight people dead and one injured.

Delivering remarks on Friday evening at Emory University after a day spent meeting with Asian American community leaders and politicians, the president and vice-president spoke out forcefully against the shooting, in which six of the victims were women of Asian descent, as well as the rise in anti-Asian violence.

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